When you consider that mental health problems affect around 1 in 4 people throughout the United Kingdom, it should come as no surprise that conditions that fall into that category such as anxiety, autism, schizophrenia, depression, ADHD and Alzheimer’s make up a significant proportion of people seeking complementary healthcare throughout the UK.
Alzheimer’s disease has long been a condition of catastrophic consequences; a condition affecting around 26 million people worldwide, a high number of fatalities and a severe financial burden upon healthcare throughout the Western world. But need this be the case?
Shining the most public and positive light on functional medicine in the UK? With a prime-time BBC slot and close to 3 million viewers does the new series ‘Doctor in the house’ provide the greatest public airing of a nutritional and lifestyle based approach to health management yet seen in the UK?
There are currently around ten million people suffering from some form of arthritis in the UK – and if you are a sufferer, the winter months may be associated with an increase in pain directly linked with the condition. So in this week’s article we are going to look at two of the more common forms of arthritis; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and how to support both during the winter months.
In this week’s article we provide a review of recent health related stories that made the news with five items comprising:
- “Call to punish GPs over antibiotics”
- “Omega-3 could help support ‘friendly bacteria’ in the gut”
- “Targeting glucose production in the liver may lead to new diabetes therapies”
- “Mediterranean diet ‘as effective as statins’ in reducing heart attack risk”
- “Getting closer to understanding how exercise keeps brains young”
Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that currently affects almost 500,000 people in the UK and this number is expected to drastically rise in the future with dietary and lifestyle choices being one of the main catalyst for this rise. Alzheimer’s was a little known disease before 1960, but today it threatens to completely derail the health system not only in the UK – but Worldwide.